#WRENThisTogether Virtual Summit
Session 5: Advancing Economic Dignity in South Carolina
The gender and racial wealth gap, or the difference in wealth by gender and race, constrains the economic security and mobility of women, their families, and communities in South Carolina. The wealth gap will certainly widen in the COVID-19 global recession, which is disproportionately affecting women of color and their families. We all have a responsibility – including our nation’s public and private sector leaders, from policymakers to corporate CEOs – to reimagine a more just economy. We must go beyond breaking down the barriers to economic security for women and create new policies that enable all people to live with dignity.
This panel aims to raise awareness and inspire action to close the gap and advance economic dignity in South Carolina. It will define the gender and racial wealth gap; quantify the gap in South Carolina; highlight some of the factors that create and perpetuate it, and offer high-level policy recommendations.